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#1 the510keeper

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:52 PM

Imported this totally beat to hell Bluebird Coupe from South Africa couple years ago.

 

This was going to be my keeper, but decided just to build it and off it. 

 

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#2 the510keeper

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:20 AM

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#3 the510keeper

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:32 AM

Rough pics

 

Getting new doors swapped

 

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Possible wheels for this one

 

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Cut the package tray out it was in bad shape

 

 

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Welded in a clean one from a sedan 

 

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Making sure shit lines up

 

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#4 the510keeper

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:36 AM

Engine bay a success 

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:38 AM

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#6 Draker

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

mm... fresh paint. Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one!


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Was it on rally suspension or just slammed in the rear and engineless up front?

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

I see a very clean build coming on...



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:45 PM

Is that the final color? Cream Sand?

#10 Ranman72

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:53 PM

everything you touch turnes to gold 

looking good 



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:09 PM

That's going to be a nice one. Wish I was in the market right now.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

Looks very nice!  :thumbup:


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#13 the510keeper

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:10 AM

Fenders and doors yo

 

Modding 68-69 fenders into Bluebird fenders, oh my

 

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looks like alot of filler, but just a skim coat to make the complete panel nicely flat. some shops use many coats of primer to achieve the same thing. 

 

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You can see through some of the filler work, paper thin

 

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15 = 150 the next grit that i will be sanding this door with. With 6 different doors in different stages it's hard to keep track

 

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Fenders

 

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Strip that sucker

 

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I have 15 left fenders and 2 rights wtf

 

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I've saved this og Bluebird fender for a templet 

 

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Had some rust at the bottom, cut it out, blasted it and some hard to sand edges. 

 

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good time to roll the fender lip

 

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Did i mention the smell of filler makes me lose my mind

 

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Goal is to have her painted by Christmas 



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:25 AM

More fun pics

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:44 AM

We needed up using Chris AKA Metal man floor pans. The easiest panes we have ever used.

 

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Seam sealer love this stuff and got an air seamsealer gun WOW

 

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And Zero rust

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:27 AM

Wow


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

Looks good!

I thought the smell of anything made you lose your mind?

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:59 PM

Wow

 

 

Absolutely :cool: 


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:11 PM

Damn!

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:47 PM

My Christmas present to myself is spraying paint on this car by the end of the year.

 

Fenders check

 

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